Moravian and Czech Wine again at International Trade Fair ProWein

Moravian and Czech winemakers will exhibit their production at the International Trade Fair ProWein again. This renowned international wine trade fair will be held from the 16th to the 18th of March 2008 in Düsseldorf and the Moravian and Czech wines will be presented there within the frame of the official Czech exposition already for the third time. Czech national stand will be organized as usually under the auspices of the National Wine Centre and will cover the area of 78 m² and it will be situated again in a hall number 3. The participation of individual Czech wine companies will be financed for the most part by the Wine Fund. Products of following companies will be presented: Bohemia Sekt, a.s, Moravské vinařské závody Bzenec, s.r.o., Templářské sklepy Čejkovice, vinařské družstvo a Bohemia Canopus, spol. s.r.o.

ProWein Fair belongs to the biggest and the most popular wine trade fairs in the world. In 2007, there were more than 3 000 exhibitors from 43 countries and more over than 32 000 experts coming to the fair. „Hundreds of guests visited the exhibition of the Czech Republic during three days. “That´s why we can say that the exposition was really successful. Moravian and Czech wines were also shown in the ´wine-tasting area´. Several winemakers also got credits for their products,” said Pavel Večeřa (Wine Fund) who actively participated at the ProWein Fair.

Nowadays, grapes are cultivated on the area of 18,750 hectares in the Czech Republic. There are two main regions in the Czech Republic focused on growing grape vine: the wine region Moravia and Bohemia. The wine region in Bohemia is concentrated in two sub-regions, Mělník and Litoměřice. Moravian region takes up 96% of all national graperies and consists of four sub-regions: Znojmo, Mikulov, Velké Pavlovice and Slovácko. The whole annual production reaches about 600,000 hectoliters of wine and the consumption is constantly growing. The Czech wines are nowadays estimated for their quality not only in the Czech Republic, but they are the frequent winners at the international wine competitions. Particularly the last year 2007 was rich for the Czech wine evaluations – the Czech and Moravian wines were awarded at VINITALY, AWC Viena, MUNDUSvini or Monde Selection Brussel.

Introduction of exhibitors


BOHEMIA SEKT is going to present its best wine at the ProWein International Fair in Düsseldorf for the fifth time. This leading producer of sparkling wine holds a share of over 70% on the Czech market. It is also an important exporter to 14 countries in the world. The quality of its products, growth dynamics and international recognition put it among the leading producers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Sparkling and other kinds of wine of BOHEMIA SEKT production have received numerous awards at international and local wine competitions and fairs. The Bohemia Sekt brand name is also among the top 100 important brand names in the Czech Republic.

BOHEMIA SEKT is going to present its products as part of the national exposition. It is a successful wine-producing company with a good standing that continuously strengthens its position of a leading and stable player not only on the Czech Market but also in the entire region of Central Europe.

Bzenec Moravian Wine Producer & Mikrosvin Mikulov Winery

The Bzenec Moravian Wine Producer (Moravské vinařské závody Bzenec) is a leading producer of Moravian wine in the Czech Republic. The wine produced by the company has repeatedly received prestigious awards at international wine competitions (Vinitaly, Mondial Selection Brussels, DECANTER World Wine Award, etc.).
The Mikrosvín Mikulov Winery is known for the production of small volumes of wine from the Biosphere Reserve Pálava and supplies wine primarily for the segment of top gastronomy.

At the ProWein Fair, the Bzenec Moravian Wine Producer presents and offers Moravian wine typical for the wine-growing region of Central Europe. These include traditional sorted wines of Moravia as Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner, and Müller Thurgau. The company also presents some typical examples of rose and red wines.

Bohemia Canopus, spol. s r.o.

The Vrátil Family Winery is a member of Bohemia Canopus spol. s r.o. seated at Starovice u Hustopečí. It was founded in 2004 and since then has focused on the production of top quality wine from its own vineyards. The vineyards of 32 ha in area are located at the wine-growing region of Velké Pavlovice. The vineyard grows in a mixture of sandy and clayey (wind-laid loess) soil. The Family Winery pays close attention to the quality of selected grapes, and as the fresh graduate of the Geisenheim University, Germany, the young wine-grower René J. Vrátil says: “Quality is made only at the vineyard”.It is called genius loci, meaning that no variety of wine is interchangeable as it is an amalgamation of the location, soil, climate and grower.

Bohemia Canopus, spol. s r.o. will be presented at the national wine exposition at the ProWein fair for the first time. The family winery will present its sorted Moravian wines of pure and fresh taste, so much typical for the Region of Velké Pavlovice - Pinot Noir, Welschriesling, Riesling, Pinot gris, Gewürtztraminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Saint Laurent.

The Čejkovice Templer Cellar, Winery Coop

The Čejkovice Templer Cellar (Templářské sklepy Čejkovice) continue in the tradition linked to the arrival of the Knights Templar in the 13th century. The winery produces wine of top quality, with a very strict selection of the best grapes, primarily from the wine-growing regions of Velké Pavlovice and Slovácko. The grapes of time-tested members of the Winery Coop make it possible to prepare limited series of sorted, attributive, ice wine and straw wine. The grapes from own vineyards are usually used for the making of vintage and attributive wine of top quality.

At the ProWein fair, the company is going to present its best sorted white wine - Gewürtztraminer, Sauvignon blanc and Pinot gris. Together with red wine - Pinot Noir, Cabernet Moravia and Blauer Portugieser.
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Jana Škrletová
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